The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
UK
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 511 521 531
Rank change year-on-year +10 +10  
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 89 134 121
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.24% 0.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.95% 1.13% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 95 85
Median daily rate £425 £375 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £297 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £470 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £390 £313
% change year-on-year -13.46% +24.80%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 6
Median hourly rate £45.00 £47.50 £44.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +6.14%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £47.50 £44.75
% change year-on-year -5.26% +6.14%  

VMware Certified Professional (VCP) is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 9368 11869 11017
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.15% 21.25% 19.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 5850 7442 6246
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £259 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £553 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +6.05% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 453 407 539
Median hourly rate £34.38 £28.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.76% +24.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.80 £48.14 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.10 £22.50
% change year-on-year +7.96% +33.78%  

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in the UK

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP).

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in the UK

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) over the 3 months to 26 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in the UK

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP).

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in the UK

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) within the UK over the 3 months to 26 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +14 84 £425 +11.84% 40
London +30 49 £435 +27.94% 14
South East 0 20 £380 -10.58% 9
City of London +3 9 £435 +32.31% 2
East Midlands -1 7 £213 -15.00%
Kent +16 6 £338 -12.90% 1
Scotland +31 5 £450 +25.00% 1
Berkshire +18 5 £420 +15.06% 2
Edinburgh - 5 £450 -
West Midlands +22 4 £225 -50.00% 5
Northamptonshire +3 4 £250 -
Dover - 4 - -
Surrey 0 3 £335 -29.47% 1
North West +26 2 £300 +37.93% 5
Hampshire +6 2 £273 -33.93% 2
Middlesex +4 2 - -
Slough +4 2 £385 +7.31%
Milton Keynes -7 2 £442 +3.88% 2
Buckinghamshire -14 2 £442 +3.88% 2
Windsor - 2 £575 - 1
Lincoln - 2 - -
Northampton - 2 £356 -
Lincolnshire - 2 - -
Coventry +10 1 - - 1
Worcestershire +10 1 - - 1
Birmingham +9 1 - - 2
Manchester +8 1 £275 +26.43% 4
Southampton +5 1 £270 -30.76% 1
Worcester +2 1 - -
Chessington 0 1 £450 -

For the 6 months to 26 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for VMware Certified Professional (VCP).

1 175 (100.00%) VMware
2 122 (69.71%) Windows
3 104 (59.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 88 (50.29%) Active Directory
5 85 (48.57%) Microsoft
6 79 (45.14%) Windows Server
7 78 (44.57%) Microsoft Certification
8 64 (36.57%) vSphere
8 64 (36.57%) Windows Server 2012
9 63 (36.00%) ITIL
10 62 (35.43%) PowerShell
11 53 (30.29%) MCSE
12 50 (28.57%) Cisco
13 46 (26.29%) Linux
14 44 (25.14%) SAN
15 42 (24.00%) Data Centre
16 41 (23.43%) Windows Server 2008
16 41 (23.43%) Citrix
17 40 (22.86%) Firewall
18 39 (22.29%) Cisco Certification
19 37 (21.14%) DNS
20 33 (18.86%) Hyper-V
21 30 (17.14%) Security Cleared
21 30 (17.14%) EMC
22 28 (16.00%) SCCM
23 27 (15.43%) SQL Server
23 27 (15.43%) SC Cleared
24 26 (14.86%) Windows Server 2003
25 25 (14.29%) MS Exchange
25 25 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 25 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 14 (8.00%) IIS
3 9 (5.14%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (4.57%) Skype for Business
5 5 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (2.86%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.14%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.57%) SAS
7 1 (0.57%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 5 (2.86%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.71%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.57%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 25 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (9.71%) Office 365
3 13 (7.43%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (2.86%) PaaS
5 4 (2.29%) IaaS
6 3 (1.71%) OpenShift
7 2 (1.14%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.57%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 44 (25.14%) SAN
2 40 (22.86%) Firewall
3 37 (21.14%) DNS
4 23 (13.14%) DHCP
5 20 (11.43%) LAN
5 20 (11.43%) WAN
6 19 (10.86%) NAS
7 12 (6.86%) VSAN
8 11 (6.29%) Cisco Nexus
8 11 (6.29%) TCP/IP
9 9 (5.14%) Cisco ASA
10 8 (4.57%) Cisco IOS
10 8 (4.57%) NetScaler
11 6 (3.43%) Skype
11 6 (3.43%) VXLAN
12 5 (2.86%) VPN
13 4 (2.29%) iSCSI
13 4 (2.29%) Network Security
13 4 (2.29%) Remote Desktop
14 2 (1.14%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (15.43%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.86%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (3.43%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.71%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.57%) Big Data
5 1 (0.57%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (1.71%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.14%) MSI
3 1 (0.57%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.57%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 24 (13.71%) Finance
2 10 (5.71%) Law
3 7 (4.00%) Back Office
4 6 (3.43%) Legal
5 3 (1.71%) Banking
5 3 (1.71%) Games
5 3 (1.71%) Retail
6 2 (1.14%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.14%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.57%) Advertising
7 1 (0.57%) Local Government
7 1 (0.57%) Marketing
7 1 (0.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 37 (21.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 27 (15.43%) VMware Engineer
3 22 (12.57%) Architect
4 17 (9.71%) Analyst
5 16 (9.14%) Consultant
6 15 (8.57%) VMware Specialist
7 13 (7.43%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 11 (6.29%) Administrator
9 10 (5.71%) 3rd Line Support
10 7 (4.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
10 7 (4.00%) Cisco Engineer
10 7 (4.00%) Systems Administrator
10 7 (4.00%) VMWare Administrator
10 7 (4.00%) VMware Architect
10 7 (4.00%) Windows Engineer
11 6 (3.43%) Support Engineer
11 6 (3.43%) Virtualisation Engineer
11 6 (3.43%) Virtualisation Specialist
11 6 (3.43%) VMware Consultant
12 5 (2.86%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.71%) RESTful
2 2 (1.14%) J2EE
2 2 (1.14%) Java EE
3 1 (0.57%) REST
3 1 (0.57%) SAML
3 1 (0.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 42 (24.00%) Data Centre
2 15 (8.57%) EMC VNX
3 13 (7.43%) Clustering
4 12 (6.86%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 7 (4.00%) PKI
6 6 (3.43%) BYOD
6 6 (3.43%) Hybrid Cloud
7 5 (2.86%) Blackberry
7 5 (2.86%) EMC VMAX
7 5 (2.86%) Management Information System
7 5 (2.86%) Replication
8 4 (2.29%) Public Cloud
9 3 (1.71%) CLARiiON
9 3 (1.71%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.71%) HP Storage
9 3 (1.71%) Private Cloud
9 3 (1.71%) Symmetrix
10 2 (1.14%) Fat Client
10 2 (1.14%) Thin Client
10 2 (1.14%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 122 (69.71%) Windows
2 79 (45.14%) Windows Server
3 64 (36.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 46 (26.29%) Linux
5 41 (23.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 26 (14.86%) Windows Server 2003
7 22 (12.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (6.86%) CentOS
9 11 (6.29%) Windows 10
10 8 (4.57%) Windows 7
11 6 (3.43%) Unix
12 5 (2.86%) Android
13 4 (2.29%) Windows Phone
14 3 (1.71%) SUSE
14 3 (1.71%) Windows 2000
14 3 (1.71%) Windows NT
15 2 (1.14%) Data ONTAP
15 2 (1.14%) HPUX
15 2 (1.14%) Windows Vista
16 1 (0.57%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (36.00%) ITIL
2 24 (13.71%) Migration
2 24 (13.71%) Service Management
3 23 (13.14%) Change Management
4 12 (6.86%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (6.29%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 11 (6.29%) ITIL V3
6 10 (5.71%) Performance Tuning
6 10 (5.71%) Root Cause Analysis
6 10 (5.71%) TOGAF
7 9 (5.14%) Converged Infrastructure
7 9 (5.14%) Virtual Environments
7 9 (5.14%) Virtual Infrastructure
8 8 (4.57%) DevOps
9 7 (4.00%) ITSM
9 7 (4.00%) Problem Management
10 6 (3.43%) Capacity Management
10 6 (3.43%) Capacity Planning
10 6 (3.43%) Incident Management
10 6 (3.43%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 62 (35.43%) PowerShell
2 15 (8.57%) SQL
3 8 (4.57%) Python
4 6 (3.43%) C#
5 4 (2.29%) Java
6 3 (1.71%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.71%) VBScript
7 2 (1.14%) C
7 2 (1.14%) Perl
7 2 (1.14%) VB
8 1 (0.57%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.57%) R
Qualifications
1 78 (44.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 53 (30.29%) MCSE
3 39 (22.29%) Cisco Certification
4 30 (17.14%) Security Cleared
5 27 (15.43%) SC Cleared
6 22 (12.57%) CCNA
7 20 (11.43%) CCNP
8 17 (9.71%) VCP6
9 15 (8.57%) Citrix Certification
9 15 (8.57%) MCSA
10 14 (8.00%) MCP
11 12 (6.86%) VCAP
12 6 (3.43%) DV Cleared
12 6 (3.43%) MCITP
13 5 (2.86%) Degree
13 5 (2.86%) Microsoft Certified Architect
13 5 (2.86%) VCP5
14 4 (2.29%) CCA
14 4 (2.29%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (2.29%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.14%) SLA
2 2 (1.14%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.57%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.57%) GCP
System Software
1 104 (59.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 88 (50.29%) Active Directory
3 64 (36.57%) vSphere
4 33 (18.86%) Hyper-V
5 24 (13.71%) VMware ESXi
6 21 (12.00%) VMware ESX
7 16 (9.14%) XenApp
8 13 (7.43%) Virtual Machines
9 12 (6.86%) XenDesktop
10 7 (4.00%) ISA Server
10 7 (4.00%) UAG
10 7 (4.00%) vCloud
11 6 (3.43%) Docker
12 5 (2.86%) DFS Replication
12 5 (2.86%) Forefront TMG
12 5 (2.86%) Microsoft App-V
12 5 (2.86%) Terminal Server
12 5 (2.86%) VMware Server
13 4 (2.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 4 (2.29%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 28 (16.00%) SCCM
2 21 (12.00%) SCOM
3 20 (11.43%) vCenter Server
4 19 (10.86%) PowerCLI
5 18 (10.29%) vRealize
6 15 (8.57%) NetBackup
7 10 (5.71%) vMotion
8 9 (5.14%) Microsoft Clustering
9 8 (4.57%) WMI
10 7 (4.00%) Ansible
11 6 (3.43%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 5 (2.86%) McAfee ePO
12 5 (2.86%) Puppet
13 4 (2.29%) EMC NetWorker
14 3 (1.71%) Opscode Chef
14 3 (1.71%) Red Hat Satellite
14 3 (1.71%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 2 (1.14%) AirWatch
15 2 (1.14%) EMC VPLEX
15 2 (1.14%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 175 (100.00%) VMware
2 85 (48.57%) Microsoft
3 50 (28.57%) Cisco
4 41 (23.43%) Citrix
5 30 (17.14%) EMC
6 23 (13.14%) HP
7 22 (12.57%) Red Hat
8 16 (9.14%) NetApp
9 12 (6.86%) 3PAR
10 11 (6.29%) Intel Security
11 9 (5.14%) Intel
12 8 (4.57%) Apple
12 8 (4.57%) AppSense
12 8 (4.57%) Symantec
13 7 (4.00%) Brocade
13 7 (4.00%) CheckPoint
13 7 (4.00%) Forcepoint
13 7 (4.00%) ServiceNow
13 7 (4.00%) SolarWinds
14 6 (3.43%) Veeam
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